Make a Kit

Getting a disaster supply kit is easy. Getting through a disaster without one is not. Do you have what it takes? In addition to making a family disaster plan, have supplies on hand to last each person at least three to five days. It's a simple, low-cost, but important step to getting ready.
One gallon water per person per day
Canned or packaged food
Battery-powered radio
First aid kit
Manual can opener
​Extra batteries
Blankets or sleeping bags
Prescription medications
​Special items for infant, elderly or disabled members of the household 


Cybersecurity Tips & Advice! Here are some tips you can use to protect your private information and your family.Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware and other online threats.Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password.When in doubt, throw it out: Links in email, tweets, posts and online advertising are often the way cybercriminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, even if you know the source, it’s best to delete or mark as junk mail.Back it up: Protect your valuable work, music, photos and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely.Safer for me, more secure for all: What you do online has the potential to affect everyone – at home, at work and around the world. Practicing good online habits benefits the global digital community.For more information about protecting your computer and your mobile devices, visit:


make a plan

~~Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Read more about Family Communication during an emergency. has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Download the Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids (PDF - 1.2 Mb) below and fill out the sections before printing it or emailing it to your family and friends. You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school, faith organizations, sports events and commuting. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to community leaders, your colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance